Ben Kennedy scores part-time XFINITY Series ride with RCR
Another grim reminder of loss was that Allen's No. 19 Ford carried the orange-and-white colors of Hooters, the restaurant chain that had sponsored 1992 series champion Alan Kulwicki until his death in a plane crash near Bristol, Tenn., on April 1, 1993.
Special report: Alan Kulwicki did it his way in winning 1992 NASCAR Cup championship
Remarkably, and against tall odds, Kulwicki succeeded. He built his own operation—Alan Kulwicki Racing—scored his first Cup Series win in 1988 and made steady progress into the 1990s. Ultimately, he would sit atop the sport as one of the unlikeliest ...
Countdown to Daytona: 5 most heartbreaking 500 moments
3. 1989: Alan Kulwicki runs out of fuel, Darrell Waltrip takes the victory. In the closing laps of 1989 Daytona 500, Kulwicki and Waltrip were limbing to the finish line on fumes, as both elected to stretch their fuel mileage. With four laps to go ...
Countdown to Daytona: Celebrating the legend of Davey Allison
28 Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird to a dominating victory on that day, leading 127 of 200 laps to finish ahead of Morgan Shepherd, Geoff Bodine and Alan Kulwicki, giving Ford a sweep of the top four finishing positions. Four years earlier, in ...